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Many students are curious how one can go from the familiar NewtonÃ¢s Law of Gravitation to the Galilean equation of kinematic motion of a falling mass. The math involved is not obvious ... it is presented here to assuage your curiosity.

Topics: Newton' Theory of Gravitation, Galileo's equation for falling masses, derivations

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Sep 13, 2012
09/12

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A physics 12 talk about Impulse and the Conservation of Momentum, and why marbles and billiards act they way they do. This talk includes the work that Isaac Newton, Huygens, Wallis, Wren and the Royal Society put into discovery why billiards act they way they do. Perhaps it started with gentlemen around the pool table at the Royal Society in the 17th century and ends with Newton's Third Law: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Topics: Impulse, Conservation of Momentum, Newton, The Royal Society, Newton's Third Law

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Aug 11, 2012
08/12

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The teaching and learning of science, and how this reflects the deeper nature of the universe, requires an investment of time, effort and a disciplined intellect. This paper looks at the work of Eratosthenes, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Bacon and Newton to define science as a humanistic discipline like no other. The quest and question of universal truth is touched upon ...

Topics: Science, Humanism, Universal Truth, Eratosthenes, Leonardo da Vinci, Galileo, Bacon, Newton

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Dec 10, 2012
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From The Elements of Physics by F.A. Kaempffer, Mass as a Measure of Gravitation Blaisdell Publishing Co. Toronto, 1967 `Man stretch thy reason hither, so thou mayest comprehend these things.` Johannes Kepler

Topics: The Elements of Physics, Kaempffer, Chapter 3, Gravitation, tides, mass, Newton, Kepler

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Aug 1, 2012
08/12

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This paper was presented at a teaching conference in 2006 and looks at the beauty of mathematics as expressed in Vermeer's famous painting the Girl with the Pearl Earrings, and a sketch of a beautiful woman by Leonardo da Vinci, and goes on to look at the Golden Ratio, the work of Kepler, Newton, Leibnitz, Huygens and Jakob Bernouilli in the field of exponentials and logarithms, Newton's Law of cooling and entropy. The article starts with Vermeer and ends with the entropy of Black Holes ......

Topics: Golden Ratio, exponentials, logarithms, Kepler, Newton, Leibnitz, Huygens, Bernouilli, Girl with...

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Aug 23, 2012
08/12

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A talk given in 2011 that begins with Euclid's Optiks, and continues on to Leonardo and ray tracing, and Johannes Kepler's thin lens equation, to Newton the solar spectrum and his Optiks,light and photons, Richard Feynman and Quantumelectrodynamics, Canadian physicist and Nobel Physics Prize winner Arthur Schawlow and the Laser, Canadian Astronomer Andrew McKellar, The Big Bang, the Cosmic Background Radiation and Gamma Ray Bursts. The talk is for a general audience and spans 23 centuries of...

Topics: Euclid's Optiks, Leonardo da Vinci, ray tracing, Kepler's thin lens equation, Newton and spectrum,...